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Kayak Lucca

1. Kayak Lucca

Have fun discovering Lucca from another point of view. If you are in Lucca wandering around its famous historic center, come and refresh yourself a bit with a Kayak experience a stone's throw from the walls. Whether you are with your sweetheart, with family, or with a group of friends, you can come and experience this adventure. You will be immersed in the greenery to refresh yourself with the river, where you will find some slides, some rapids and you can even swim. Throughout the journey, you will be accompanied by an expert and certified guide who will accompany you on this journey.

Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

2. Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

Begin your guided 2-hour private tour at St. Martin Cathedral in the city center of Lucca. The intricacy of the design of the exterior of the cathedral will greet you, then enter to cathedral and allow for mythical animals and ancient legends to be unveiled as you explore. Your guide will explain the symbols seen and the intriguing legends and miracles associated with them. Throughout the tour, sketch the lions, dragons, mermaids, and griffons as seen on the facades of the churches and learn to read the façades of the tower houses that once belonged to the wealthy merchants of Lucca. Continue your tour with a visit to the Church of San Michele where you will find graffiti left inside and outside of the church by silk merchants. From the church, stroll through the medieval streets of Lucca and discover the subterranean area of the city, the walls of the city. After you will visit the historic Zecca, the oldest mint in Europe founded in 650 A.D, and learn how to mint a replica of the oldest European coin. Then finsih your tour with a well-earned gelato. 

Bagni di Lucca: Guided Rafting Experience

3. Bagni di Lucca: Guided Rafting Experience

This is a team-building exercise that happens on a raft with a qualified guide. Rapids are traversed along the descent, and optional dives are also an option. Additionally, this game is appropriate for kids 10+ and up. The Val di Lima region, which sits in the shadow of the Tuscan Apennines, is genuinely full of surprises, including mills, historic settlements, picturesque scenery, and the best rafting river in Tuscany, the Lima stream. As you make your way downstream, you'll encounter waves, splashes, slopes, and stretches where you'll have to contend with the ferocious force of the river. You can simulate swimming against a tide and diving off a rock that is more than five meters high if you so choose.

Tuscany: Cake and Biscuit Cooking Class for Kids

4. Tuscany: Cake and Biscuit Cooking Class for Kids

Children can enjoy a sweet cooking class in Tuscany with assistants on hand to help, all ingredients provided, and of course, the chance to sample their masterpieces. On arrival at Organic Agriturismo Diacceroni, kitchen assistants accompany the children to their working spot, equipped with all the ingredients needed for the preparation of cake and biscuits. With the help of assistants, the kids prepare the shortcrust pastry for the biscuits, cut the pastry into shapes, and when baked, decorate the biscuits with sugar decorations. Always under the watchful eye of the friendly assistants, the children prepare and make cakes, choosing their preferred flavors for the filling. At the end of the cooking class, have a slice of cake as it comes out of the oven while enjoying the sweeping views over the hills of Volterra. Before leaving, don't forget to pack away your freshly-made biscuits to take home with you.

Lucca: Trekking Bike Rental

5. Lucca: Trekking Bike Rental

Ahoy, brave cyclists: discover Lucca, the wall, the river park, and the lush surrounding countryside with a comfortable trekking bike that allows you to ride on unbeaten paths and unpaved roads. Not sure on your feet yet? Before taking to rough terrain, warm up on Lucca walls: the entire route that rings the city center is ideal for cycling in the open air. Walls are around 4.2 km ( 2,61 mi ) in length and are easy to ride along, as motor vehicles are not permitted. Feel free to freewheel. The old town is mostly pedestrian or restricted to residents only. Conveniently, you can easily reach the river path thanks to a brand new bike path branching directly out from the city center.

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What people are saying about Lucca

We met up with our guide, Anna - she was an amazing stortteller, and gave us a great tour around the center of Lucca. We had a 4 year Old girl with us, and she was totally focused. The idea with the notebook is really good, but it could have been even better if there also was notebooks for the ‘grown ups’.

Highly recommend! Our kids (8 and 5) were absolutely engaged the whole time. Our guide Lucia, who was born in Lucca had little activities for them to do before each sight along the way and present the tour to interest and engage the children. They LOVED it!

Great private guided tour of Lucca where everyone is catered for. All questions were patiently answered. Even the little one liked it.

Absolutely fantastic tour. Kids loved the lady, Anna. She was so knowledgeable and had a really great way with the kids